Permanently Closed - Osteria La Madia

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1380 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Osteria La Madia is owned and conceptualized by chef and restaurateur, Jonathan Fox. Drawing inspiration from the rich tradition of Italian cuisine, Fox’s signature flavors utilize superior ingredients, from local, sustainable meats and vegetables to internationally-foraged herbs and spices.

Inspired-Italian fare takes center stage in Osteria La Madia’s warm and rustic, yet contemporary atmosphere. Offerings include wood-fired pizzas, handcrafted pastas, fresh artisan salads and more. Menu highlights include Wild Boar Pappardelle and a Roman classic Cacio e Pepe.

Osteria La Madia also presents a carefully curated global wine list featuring over 200 selections from Italy and beyond, as well as an extensive selection of craft beers, handcrafted bottled cocktails and Italian classics.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Monday- Thursday: Lunch: 11:15 am - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 10pm

Friday: Lunch: 11:15 am - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 11pm

Saturday: 12pm - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm. - 11pm

Sunday: 12pm - 3 pm; Dinner: 3 pm - 9pm
*Half off Pastas after 9pm
*Join us in the Bar/Lounge for Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm for $7 wines and $5 pizzettas.
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Phone number
(312) 329-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jonathan Fox
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Cross street
Clark
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Parking details
Valet, Street and Public Lot Parking
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Public transit
Red Line Train: Grand & State
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.0
service
3.9
ambience
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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Osteria La Madia is closing, so unfortunately you won't be able to enjoy it anymore

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Goodbye excellent pizza, we will miss thee...

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb sausage pizza with salsa Verde without sausage with spinach

Arugula salad

S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

They're closed now. So don't think it matters. But I can see why they are.

a
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good very sad this place is closing!

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal at Osteria!!! Very sad that this place is closed because the food was delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was sensational. Service was excellent. We did family style for starters, and then all ordered individually. Highly recommended

N
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Milanese best part of our meal- fondue is basically soup... super watery. Didn't make it to dessert.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Went for the Happy Hour that was advertised online...$5 pizzettas and $5 selection of beer and wine. This was not what they offered. The bartender was very curt with us about the specials when I asked about what I had read online. Very inattentive service as well. Poor experience all around, which is regrettable as I was looking forward to checking this place out.

S
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute wonderful experience with the most beautiful woman. Magical. La Madia is now an important part of our history.

SS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine selection by the glass can be improved...not enough choices and inventory was low

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service average food ! Used to come here often but quality has gone done ! 🙁

y
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We frequently go out and dine as we live in River North. This is one of our favorite spot but first time for 2 for 1 pizza Monday. It was great deal and pizza was delicious plus cocktail was good. Only thing we were disappointed was the bartender wasn't attentive at all. (We sat at bar). He was busy talking to female customer but seemed forgot our order and made my stake on our bill. We saw he made a mistake on another customers at the bar as well. But I gave 4 star for service just because another person (maybe manager?) was following up on delay of our food and very friendly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Get the pepperoni pizza with truffle oil - it's amazing!

JG
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our server Andy was simply the best. Took care of our every need and made the entire night more memorable. We had a drink at bar prior to sitting and the bartender was the exact opposite, but I couldn't tell you his name because all he did was grunt the 20 minutes we were there. Two take out orders came in to pick up and he was rude to them also. Quite frankly, we were worried at this point. Thank goodness, we gave the dining room a shot. Andy made our night and the food was great. We shared a meat and cheese plate, two salads, four pastas and a pizza. Everything was spot on. Two of us were from out of town, but the other four were from nearby suburbs and said they would be returning for sure.

We will return on our next trip to Chicago for sure!

L
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pastas, and the mushroom bruschetta is to die for! Highly recommend this place!

GC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

So disappointed in both the service in the bar area (bartender acted as server and bartender) and the food was lack-luster! This was one of my most recommended restaurants in River North but no longer

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! I recommend trying out the wild mushroom bruschetta and lamb meatballs for sure!!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good Italian-style food, and great value for River North.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is PHENOMENAL!! I don't normally write reviews but this restaurant got every dish right ! We ordered the crispy lemon artichokes and telegio fondue for appetizers and the arugula salad and chicken orchiaetta for dinner. I can guarantee you these dishes will not disappoint ! Absolutely wonderful !!

GE
Chicago
204 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good pizzas and pastas with very friendly service (the manager waited on us, and she was great!)

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been a regular since they opened. Hard to pass up the pizza. The only thing better are the salads. Extremely fresh and flavorful.

I would love to try the handmade pasta but I never resist pizza and a salad.

Frank C

JW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was not good and server was horrible

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal during restaurant week! Everything was fantastic.

WA
Chicago
189 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As it should be the food was the star of the show on this evening. We enjoyed multiple selections from the restaurant week menu and found everything to be well prepared and presented. The homemade pasta dishes were particularly notable. Service was solid, but not exceptional. The noise of the restaurant made it challenging, though not impossible, to have a conversation.

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The pizza was very good, service not good. We also ordered a pasta, came cold, but they did replace, took a long time and did comp the pasta. I think they need to hire more staff. It was crowded in the back of the restaurant and they could not keep service timely. Definitely think the pizza is good, also sit in the bar area, not as noisy!

d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough great things about Osteria La Madia! They make their own gluten free crust from scratch and its better than what we've had in Italy and Eataly. Everything was very fresh with excellent balance of flavors. Our server was quite attentive to my wifes food allergies beyond her gluten senstivity and didn't rush us which was nice and relaxing. Gluten sensitivities or not, the pie here is excellent and we look forward to return many times.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went here for Restaurant Week and to celebrate a birthday. Food was amazing. The only thing that brought down my overall experience was the service. I was given the wrong meal by mistake (something with squash which i am allergic to) i let my server know and instead of just going back to fix it he repeatedly told me that wasn't what he wrote down. On top of that it was very slow. I am all for a food experience but 30 minutes between each course and no server to be found during each lapse was a little annoying. Overall I would definitely be willing to try again here as service can change. It is worth is alone for the spinach and cheese fondue.

NO
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average food, high prices, and nothing special about atmosphere. Eataly is much better in so many ways.

LG
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, not a lot of talking with the customers suggesting something but the menu is pretty straightforward.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been many times and live it. Last night was likely an off night. We were there an hour before appetizers came out. Hostess explained but not good at all.

OT
Las Vegas
87 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Truffle fondue app very good...
Mushroom Brushetta good but not as great as reviews led me to believe
Triple pepperoni truffle pizza that is praised on many reviews ...good HOwver do not get if you are a truffle pizza fan as you really do not taste the truffle

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Came here after the remodel with high expectations- food was bland and not good. Service was HORRIBLE. We waited and waited to put in every order and we were sitting for 30 minutes before being acknowledged. At the end of our meal (around 11:15pm), it became clear that we weren't wanted there and all of a sudden the server who had barely approached us all night long, came back twice within 15 mins to see if we were ready to "wrap things up"
We left behind almost a whole uneaten pizza and left without even being offered desert. Naturally, we went elsewhere to get what we missed out on. Won't be going back and extremely disappointed. It was suggested that I check this place out for a small family gathering I was thinking of, but I'm really glad I didn't bring my family here before trying it out.

KP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot for Italian comfort food. The pizzas are great and the pappardelle is amazing.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service, and very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Gem salad was fine, but the bacon in it was way too salty. The waitress was friendly.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the ambiance was wonderful. However, the quantity of food you get for the amount paid is not worth it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was OKAY. I enjoyed the Triple Pepperoni w/Truffle Oil most though. Our server was great at explaining the menu items.

f
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good italian food, would recommend getting a few items.

AJ
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

While it was unusually cold outside, it was to the point of being uncomfortable inside. Couldn't have been over 60 degrees.

The tomato soup was nice, but my three pepperoni pizza barely had enough cheese to cover the dough, even though I asked for double cheese.

I'm sure they have better days, but I was a bit disappointed I used up one of my only three evenings in Chicago here.

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